Frieze Film 2012: Participating Artists Announced

Frieze Film is a programme of artist films screened to coincide with Frieze London. Curated by Sarah McCrory, this year’s commissions include five new films that will be shown in a specially constructed cinema. The artists commissioned to make new work for Frieze Film are: Bertrand Dezoteux, Patricia Esquivias, Jimmy Merris, John Smith and Wu Tsang & Nana Oforiatta-Ayim.

The artists commissioned this year present a range of film-based practice that loosely deals with ideas including those of history and memory, be it personal or collective. The way narrative is conveyed and constructed around individuals, buildings or objects and place is a theme that runs through the programme via imagined journeys, fictitious events and romantic relationships.

This year Frieze Film will also present an expanded programme of film cocurated by Frieze Foundation and LUX, a UK agency focusing on artists working in moving image. A series of programmes of selected by guest curators will explore ideas surrounding the theme of “travesty”.

Frieze London, 11 – 14 October 2012.


The Aesthetica Short Film Festival, hosted by Aesthetica Magazine, takes place from 8 – 11 November. More details here.

Still from film by Bertrand Dezoteux
The History of France in 3D / CGI Animation / 15 min / 2012 / Production : Frieze & Frac Aquitaine.